Solidres v1.0.0, the next major release of Solidres for Joomla is planned to be released in April 2016. This is an interesting release because we’ve refactored a lot of code in the background to increase the modularity and flexibility of our product while adding many new features in the top. Some of the highlights are:
A brand new template
Complex Tariff plugin: now user can add tariff per date in addition to per week. This will simplify the process of creating tariff in some scenarios a lot.
Custom Field plugin: many Solidres users request to have a feature where they can add/remove the current form fields, especially in reservation step 2. With this new plugin, you will have a dedicated UI to do that without having to make a template override like before.
SMS plugin: hotel’s owner can configure to receive SMS whenever a new reservation is made with this new plugin.
ACL plugin: as an administrator or hotel owner, you want to restrict your hotel’s staffs to specific features in the backend, for example you only want to allow your receptionist to access the backend reservation menu only and you don’t want them to access other sections like assets/room types? This plugin is what you need for these kind of tasks.
And the good news is … this is not the completed list, there are still many interesting new features that we will disclose when it is released officially, so please stay tuned.
The first release for Solidres in 2016 is now available, this is mostly a maintenance release which fixing several bugs to improve the stability of Solidres and plugins while adding some minor new features.
New feature: add horizontal layout for Check Availability module
Improvement: show discounted price and original price at the same time for easy comparision
Improvement: now showing asset’s alias in hub search results links
Fix amending reservation in front end that duplicate reservation
Fix subscription menu automatically show up in back end when hub plugin is not installed
Fix missing language string for Hub config and improve de-DE translation
Fix incorrect time interval for live refresh feature
Fix check availability break when multiples instances displayed in the same page
Hide description tab when asset’s description is empty
Fix JS regression for front end form validation
Fix asset reordering issue that reset the asset default state
Fix geocomplete feature that does not populate asset’s coordinates automatically
Fix check in and check out date validation in hub search
Fix page is refreshed when clicking on busy date in availability calendar
Channel Manager for Solidres, one of the most wanted feature is now available for beta testing. The feature is provided by the integration between Solidres and MyAllocator. The beta testing is available for all active subscribers, for more information how to join please create a new support ticket and we will work directly with you.
After the beta testing is completed, the Channel Manager will require a separated subscription level, the pricing is not yet determined but it will be very competitive. All beta testers will receive a big discount as a reward.
We are happy to announce the release of Solidres v0.9.3, this is a maintenance release with several new features. We also release 2 brand new plugins: Currency (for setting automatic currency rate update) & TripConnect (for those who want to join our Beta program for TripAdvisor Instant Booking), the 2 new plugins are available for all active subscribers. Last but not least, we also introduce 03 major new features for Hub plugin: Subscription (allow you to charge your partners for listing asset in your site), Commission (set up commission rates and calculate the commission so that you can charge your partners later) and Asset Approval (admin will review submitted assets and allow them to be published or not), these new features offer Solidres users a variety of ways to generate income.
New feature: New update notification in side bar and System page. Next to the version number in the top of side navigation bar in backend, you will see a new icon, when new Solidres version is released, this icon will change and include a link to Joomla updater screen which allow you to upgrade.
New feature: New reservations which is not checked by admin will be showed as unread. There is a new option “Reservation live refresh”, when turned on Solidres will automatically detect for the number of unread reservations and show that number in the side navigation bar so that you can get notified easily (beside emails).
New feature: New field “Origin” is added to reservation table, it allows you to note where this reservation comes from (direct booking, phone, email, channels etc)
The reservation edit screen is refined, allow editing and linking more fields.
Fix an issue when the stay length is not calculated correctly
Fix some language installation
Mark standard tariff as optional when Complex Tariff plugin is installed
Add French translation for Check Availability module
Fix Google Plus link text in emails templates
Fix child quantity drop down which show incorrect quantity
Fix HTTP/HTTPS issue with map marker.
Hub plugin v0.5.0
New feature: Subscription
New feature: Commission
New feature: Asset Approval
New feature: Support Joomla access levels for asset
New feature: Add search box for media manager
Fix pagination issue when menu is configured to show assets from certain location or categories
Fix JS error related to Statistics plugin
Fix search results does not take room occupancy options into calculation
Fix issue with array dereferencing that PHP 5.3 does not support
Fix check in and check out dates validation
Currency plugin v0.1.0
Support automatic update currency exchange rate (with one click button in backend or via cron job/schedule task)
TripConnect v0.1.0 (for Beta testing, if you want to join please contact us via email)
Allows hotel to participate in TripAdvisor Instant Booking.
One of the target that we mentioned in previous blog post has been completed: a brand new design for our official website, the new website has a modern look, better responsive, reorganize content for better navigation, a total new support ticket system to replace the old one.
In addition, we’ve also released Solidres v0.9.2 and many updates to our commercial plugins, details below:
New feature: Add inline reservation’s state changing in reservation listing view.
New feature: Support asset’s Joomla access level in front end
New feature: Show tariff description in adjoining tariffs
Improve responsive of field coupon in front end, increase the width of tariff select button, unify date format for checkin and checkout dates
Improve support for RTL language
Fix deleting media issue in Media Manager
Fix export reservation to CSV
Fix reservation cancel button in backend
Fix option “Child room cost” for Package tariff type
Fix single supplement feature for child
Fix PHP fatal error for some hosting that does not enable function apache_get_modules
Fix saving coupon with customer group “All”
Allow assign partner by clicking on username
Show discounted price in front end
Fix coupon issue that apply to incorrect checkin and checkout
Fix room type and room empty trash
Hub plugin v0.4.2
Add ability to sort results by feedback’s scores
Add ability to show category’s description in front end search result page
Fix regression that check in and check out dates are emptied out
Statistics plugin v0.4.0
Add ability to create quick booking directly from dashboard (in addition to limit booking).
Improve responsive for chart
Support booking per night and per day
Feedback plugin v0.3.0
Allow saving feedback manually from backend
Improve support for RTL language
User plugin v0.9.4
Fix PHP fatal error in front end customer dashboard
Reset customer group filtering to “All” by default